Monday, September 21, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver (7-11) vs. Dallas Keuchel (17-8)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Minute Maid Park on Monday to take on the Houston Astros. Jered Weaver is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Dallas Keuchel of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +161 and Houston at -171. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels, with a 66-82 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 68-73 over/under record. The Astros are 79-71 against the run line and have a 67-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 76-72 record, including 32-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver holds a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.24. The Angels are 10-13 over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 148 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-13. His teammates are averaging 3.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.80 and they've given up 415 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen while walking 144 times and striking out 409 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.72 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in baseball in team earned run average at 3.38.
Los Angeles ranks 17th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .250 on the road. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .328 and they hold a .417 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 153 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game.
Houston is 50-25 at home while holding a 79-71 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.56, Dallas Keuchel will come into this game holding a 17-8 record and a 1.03 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 20-10 over the 211.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 171 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-16. His teammates score an average of 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.16 and they have given up 333 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .211 against the Astros bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 426 times. Houston is averaging 7.92 strikeouts per game while getting 8.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54.
They rank 26th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .251 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .311 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 182 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 8.25 hits a game.
The Angels have committed 81 errors and have combined for 1,358 assists and 3,956 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Astros have committed 72 errors on the season with 1,496 assists and 3,978 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 68-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-82 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 67-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 79-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/19/15 P Joe Smith Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Eye Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/20/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side doubtful Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14); out for season
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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